If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.
Here are Vancouver food events, in or around the city, to check out this week.
- Blaze Pizza to open first downtown Vancouver location with FREE pizzas
- Popular Vancouver coffee destination confirms second location
- UPDATED: Sweet Jesus has FINALLY opened its first BC location in Metro Vancouver
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
To celebrate its one-year anniversary Parq Vancouver has launched a ‘Passport to Play’ which gives guests the chance to enjoy a variety of discounts and promotions across the resort. The passport is your limited time access to culinary, wellness, gaming and hotel offers. Start collecting your stamps for a chance to win the ultimate grand prize. This celebration run from September 29 to October 31. The Passport to Play is available for ages 19+.
When: September 29 to October 31
Where: Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
To celebrate the opening of their second BC location, the much-loved restaurant will be offering FREE build your own pizzas on Tuesday, October 16 from 11 am to 10 pm to anyone who follows the brand on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
When: October 16 from 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Blaze Pizza – 929 Granville Street, Vancouver
Origo Club ‘Champagne Barons De Rothschild’ Dinner
Guests will get a taste of Origo Club’s exclusive selection of Champagne Barons de Rothschild on October 17 at 6 pm when the restaurant hosts a very special evening of food and wine. Chef David Pan’s seven-course menu of huîtres, pétoncles, salade d’automne, morue charbonnière, canard, crémeux au chocolat and charcuteries et fromages will be paired with Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut, Extra Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Rosé and 2008 Blanc de Blancs.
When: October 17 at 6 pm
Where: 6888 River Road, Richmond
Price: $250; buy online
Experience the best of the Okanagan fall harvest right here in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 17 as Haywire takes over the wine list at YEW seafood + bar. Meet the Haywire team and sip on pure, lively wines from one of BC’s finest wineries. Accompany your glass with our a la carte menu pairing suggestions, or book a special five-course tasting dinner, expertly designed to complement Haywire’s elegant wines and let the natural flavours of the Okanagan Valley shine through.
When: October 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $117; buy online
It’s almost time for Taste of Yaletown to kick off on October 18, and we’re drooling already. The menus for this culinary celebration have been revealed – and we’ve decided to list the three best menus at each price point: $25, $35, and $45.
When: October 18 to October 28
Where: Multiple venues in Yaletown
Price: Special menus for $25, $35, or $45
This event offers whisky tastings from around the world, merged with business chats, for the most sophisticated pairing. Guests will get to chat business over a glass of one of the world’s finest spirits. Between presentations, including a keynote speech from former “Dragon” on Dragon’s Den and best selling author of the Wealthy Barber, David Chilton, there will be 3 formal whisky tastings. The evening ends with a whisky reception, with over 70+ different whiskies to sample from all over the world.
When: October 18 from 6 to 11 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $147; buy online
Sip and savour your way through the galleries of the Vancouver Aquarium as you go on a foodie journey with meaning – one that supports important ocean issues, like halting ocean plastic pollution. This is a stand-up, cocktail reception style event.
When: October 19 at 7:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online
The October edition of Vancouver Babes Who Brunch features local boss babe Leah Emmott, the Founder of Inner Fire, an eco-friendly yoga clothing company based out of Vancouver.
When: October 20 from 10 to noon
Where: Per Se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online
Top culinary talents from across the city will come together to represent their neighbourhoods during a collaborative dining event on October 20. The fall installment of Chefs in the Hood will feature an eight-course reception style dinner prepared by chefs from Vancouver’s diverse ‘hoods, including Felix Zhou (Heritage Asian Eatery), Alessandro Vianello (Wildebeest), Brian Luptak (The Acorn) and Warren Chow (Juniper).
When: October 20 from 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Law Courts Inn – 500-800 Smithe Street (4th floor), Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online
Mark Singson and Whole Foods Market have teamed up for a series of dinners, the first one is happening on October 28. The three events will be hosted at Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver and the feast will be prepared by Chef Singson, who recently placed runner-up on Top Chef Canada Season 6.
When: October 28 at 6:30 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market – 120 E 13 Street, North Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online